Connecting an IQ (2nd gen) Brain to a Computer via USB

It takes just a few steps to connect a VEX IQ Brain to App-Based VEXcode IQ on your Windows, Mac, or Chromebook computer. First, you will need to be sure you have all the components.


You will need the following:

  • A USB-C cable (either USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C to USB-A, depending on your device)
  • An IQ (2nd gen) Brain
  • An IQ Battery
  • A Windows, Mac, or Chromebook Computer

After you have gathered your components, complete the following:


Insert the battery into the IQ Brain.


Turn on the IQ Brain by pressing the checkmark button.


Connect the USB-C cable to the IQ(gen 2) Brain.


Launch app-based VEXcode IQ


A successful connection is confirmed when the Brain Status Icon in the Toolbar is green.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

Last Updated: